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I'm using rsync on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the following script to back up all of /, however, whenever I run the script (as root), the directory /backup is included, when it should be excluded:

rsync --password-file=/etc/rsyncd.password --delete -aAXzv --exclude={/dev/*,/proc/*,/sys/*,/tmp/*,/run/*,/mnt/*,/media/*,/lost+found,/home/*/.gvfs,/home/*/Downloads/*,/backup/*,/var/spool/squid3,/opt/atlassian,var/www/\~*} /* fsbak@servername::fsbak

Why is this happening, and how can I make rsync ignore /backup?

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/backup/* <- So rsync backs the content of the directory up as well and not just the directory itself? – superuser0 Apr 12 '13 at 16:41
Are the rest of the directories excluded correctly? – terdon Apr 12 '13 at 17:22
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Changing #!/bin/sh to #!/bin/bash in the script has fixed this issue. The curly brace expansion used in the script is a bash feature and, as such, is not available in sh.

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